Current Affairs 2017 (September)

Current Affairs 2017 (September) with Latest Current Affairs for preparation of Banking, SSC, IBPS, State Level Public Service Commission, IAS, UPSC and other exams. Current Events September 2017 news summary on current events of national and international importance.

President appoints governors for 5 states

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Governors in five states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Meghalaya. Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also appointed. The appointments will come into effect from the date incumbents assume charge of new posts.

Appointed Governors are

Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd): He was appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He was Commander of NSG (Black Cat Commandos) and was instrumental in successful rescue operation during Indian Airlines plane hijacking at Amritsar in 1993. He has served in China war (1962), Bangladesh liberation operations (1971) and in LTTE operations in Sri Lanka (1987-88). He also volunteered for the Kargil war after retirement.

Satya Pal Malik: He was appointed as Governor of Bihar. He had held the profile of MoS, Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism brief period of six months in 1990. He was twice elected as member of Rajya Sabha and once of Lok Sabha. He was a member of Uttar Pradesh Assembly in 1970s.

Banwarilal Purohit: He was appointed as Governor of Tamil Nadu. Prior to this appointment, he was Governor of Assam. He is a veteran political leader from Vidarbha.

Prof Jagdish Mukhi: He was appointed as Governor of Assam. Previously, he was Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicabar islands. Previously, he had held various profiles in Delhi Government such as Finance, Plannes, Excise & Taxation and Higher Education. In Delhi Assembly, he led Opposition for almost 10 ten years.

Ganga Prasad: He was appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya. He was an MLC in Bihar for 18 years. He led the Opposition as MLC for five years.

Devendra Kumar Joshi: He was appointed as Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar islands.  He had served as Chief of Naval Staff from August 2012 to February 2014. He also had served as Defence Adviser at Indian High Commission in Singapore from 1996-99.

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Veteran Actor Tom Alter passes away

Veteran theatre, television and film actor Tom Alter passed away aged 67. He was best known for his performances in “Shatranj Ke Khilari”, “Junoon” and “Kranti”.

Tom Alter

He was Indian actor of American descent He was born in 1950 in Mussoorie. He studied at Pune’s Film and Television Institute. He had appeared in over 300 films which included Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed movie Shatranj Ke Khiladi and Junoon apart from numerous TV shows.

His first Hindi film to be released was Ramanand Sagar’s Charas in 1976. He also worked in Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telegu, Tamil and Kumaoni films.. Though he was one of finest actors of his era, he was stereotyped in Bollywood as perennial British man.

He was cricket enthusiast and was also a sports journalist wrote for several sporting journals.  He was first person to interview Sachin Tendulkar for TV, before his debut as cricketer for India. He was published author and had written three books, one non-fiction and two fiction.

His last film was “Sargoshiyan” with Alok Nath and Farida Jalal, released in May 2017. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2008 for his services in the field of arts and cinema.

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